2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES
- When: Pool swimming: Saturday, July 24 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
- Open Water swimming: Wednesday, August 4 – Thursday, August 5, 2021
- Where: Olympic Aquatics Centre / Tokyo, Japan
- Heats: 7 PM / Semifinals & Finals: 10:30 AM (Local time)
- Full aquatics schedule
- SwimSwam Event Previews
- Entry Lists
- Live Results
- Day 3 Finals Heat Sheet
Note: the Olympic television rights market is fragmented. We’ve tried to track down as many as we can, but if you find some for your country that aren’t listed, let us know and we’ll add them.
The third night of finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games was an action-packed session, including the three fastest women in history going to battle in the women’s 100 backstroke.
Australian Kaylee McKeown came out on top with the second-fastest swim ever, defeating reigning world champion Kylie Masse and former world record-holder Regan Smith, while American teenager Lydia Jacoby stunned the world with an upset victory in the women’s 100 breaststroke.
Find race videos from around the world below.
MEN’S 200 FREESTYLE – FINAL
- GOLD: Tom Dean (GBR), 1:44.22
- SILVER: Duncan Scott (GBR), 1:44.26
- BRONZE: Fernando Scheffer (BRA), 1:44.66
Tom Dean and Duncan Scott won Great Britain’s first-ever Olympic medals in the men’s 200 freestyle, going 1-2 to establish two of the fastest textile performances of all-time. Dean’s showing of 1:44.22 marked a new British Record, while Scott (1:44.26) was also under his old mark of 1:44.47.
WOMEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE – FINAL
In an epic battle that featured history’s three-fastest swimmers ever, Australia’s Kaylee McKeown won the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100 backstroke in an Olympic Record time of 57.47.
EUROSPORT (in German)
MEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE – FINAL
- GOLD: Evgeny Rylov (ROC), 51.98
- SILVER: Kliment Kolesnikov (ROC), 52.00
- BRONZE: Ryan Murphy (USA), 52.19
Evgeny Rylov won Russia’s first Olympic gold medal in pool swimming since 1996, ending the United States’ streak in the men’s 100 backstroke with a European Record time of 51.98.
WOMEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE – FINAL
- GOLD: Lydia Jacoby (USA), 1:04.95
- SILVER: Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA), 1:05.22
- BRONZE: Lilly King (USA), 1:05.54
In a race expected to be a showdown between defending champion Lilly King and top seed Tatjana Schoenmaker, 17-year-old American Lydia Jacoby stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the women’s 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:04.95.
EUROSPORT (in German)
WOMEN’S 200 FREESTYLE – SEMIFINALS
- Ariarne Titmus (AUS) – 1:54.82
- Siobhan Haughey (HKG) – 1:55.16
- Katie Ledecky (USA) – 1:55.34
- Yang Junxuan (CHN) – 1:55.98
- Barbora Seemanova (CZE) – 1:56.14
- Penny Oleksiak (CAN) – 1:56.39
- Federica Pellegrini (ITA) – 1:56.44
- Madison Wilson (AUS) – 1:56.28
MEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – SEMIFINALS
- Kristof Milak (HUN) – 1:52.22
- Leonardo de Deus (BRA) – 1:54.97
- Chad le Clos (RSA) – 1:55.06
- Federico Burdisso (ITA) – 1:55.11
- Tamas Kenderesi (HUN) – 1:55.17
- Gunnar Bentz (USA) – 1:55.28
- Krzysztof Chmielewski (POL) – 1:55.29
- Tomoru Honda (JPN) – 1:55.31
No race videos of the men’s 200 fly semis appear to be available, but Kristof Milak has set himself up for Olympic gold after dominating in a time of 1:52.22.
WOMEN’S 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – SEMIFINALS
- Kate Douglass (USA) – 2:09.21
- Abbie Wood (GBR) – 2:09.56
- Alex Walsh (USA) – 2:09.57
- Yu Yiting (CHN) – 2:09.72
- Yui Ohashi (JPN) – 2:09.79
- Sydney Pickrem (CAN) – 2:09.94
- Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 2:10.22
- Alicia Wilson (GBR) – 2:10.59